Demopolis football hosts Thomasville, Kemper County Friday

20151009 DHS vs Central-Tuscaloosa-0089The Demopolis High School football team caps off its spring practice Friday night with a jamboree against Thomasville and Kemper County (Miss.).

“Both teams are well coached, which I think is good for us. Both teams are athletic. Kemper County has got those Central-Tuscaloosa type athletes. We need to see that, see the speed of it,” Demopolis coach Stacy Luker said. “Both teams are physical and have been successful over the years. I just thought it was two quality teams that we were able to get to come in here.”

The event starts at 6 p.m. with Demopolis taking on Kemper County. Each team’s junior varsity squads will get to run 12 offensive plays before the varsity groups take the field. From there, squads will play two 12-minute quarters with a regular running clock. There will be no live kicking and punts will be marked off 35 yards but will not go inside the 15-yard line. Teams will have the option of kicking extra points and field goals. Each drive after a score will start on the 35-yard line.

The second segment of the evening pits Kemper County against Thomasville with the JV squads each getting their obligatory 12 offensive snaps before the varsity takes the field.

The final half will be Demopolis against Thomasville, a traditional rivalry that does not appear on the Tigers’ schedule this fall. The JV squads will start before the varsity teams take the field.

“Not so much the scoreboard, We’re looking to put people into game situations, see who can help us and that’s the main thing,” Luker said of his primary focus going into the exhibition date. “We’ll play a lot of people like we always do and try to get as many evaluated as we can.”

The event takes place at Demopolis High School. Admission is set at $5.